First, I have to share this really cool picture of the fountain in Waterfront Park. It was pink last week in honor of breast cancer awareness month. I’m not a huge fan of the Komen charities, but it’s not every day you see a pink fountain in Downtown Charleston.
Yelp serves to connect people with great local businesses, and I found it after we moved to Charleston last year. It’s a good website if you’re new in town or travelling and need a recommendation on where to eat, visit, shop, get gas, etc. On Yelp, you can find reviews for everything from dentists to delis for free, and you can join and write your own reviews.
I’m a 2013 Yelp Elite, which basically means I write tons of reviews on Yelp and get invited to fun parties and events like this one. It’s like a reward for reviewing businesses and contributing to the overall Yelp community. You can read my reviews here, and if you’re into reviewing or reading about local businesses, you should definitely join Yelp!
At Outback Steakhouse, we enjoyed unlimited free drinks off a new bar menu and tried appetizer specials. Outback has a new happy hour menu with specials starting at $4, and it features lots of new items such as brisket nachos as well as old favorites such as coconut shrimp and margherita flatbreads. Some of the drinks include apple martinis and rum punches.
Brandon and Blair, our wait staff at the North Charleston Outback took great care of us, and at the end of the night, treated us to delicious cake pops.
Another fun part of Yelp’s Outback Adventure was hanging out with the other Yelp Elites whose reviews I read. We met another couple, Andie and Sean, who live super close to us and talked about the fun stuff happening in West Ashley. Always great to meet other couples.
Living in a foodie city like Charleston and being a fan of small businesses, Outback Steakhouse isn’t a usual haunt for Clay and I. You’re more likely to find me at a salad bar, coffee shop, or soup and sandwich restaurant (neither of us frequent happy hours or bars very often).
I’m thankful Yelp and Outback sponsored the event so we could try and review the new options. We liked everything we tried, and if you’re into happy hour and are close to Outback Steakhouse, you might want to check it out. The price is definitely right.
Q1.) Where are the cool parks in your city? Waterfront Park (where the fountains are) and Hampton Park are in Downtown Charleston and are pretty neat. We have a new park coming to Northbridge in West Ashley next year, too.
Q2.) Are you a fan of happy hour? We don’t do happy hour much, but occasionally Clay’s coworkers go out after work or another employee “hosts” happy hour at home, and we usually go to hang out with everyone and chill.